Kent Heights Elementary School is Named One of the Best in the Nation

U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that Kent Heights Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.  Kent Heights Schoool is on of amount 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor. 

Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices.  Schools may apply for status as Exemplary High Performing-among the top schools in a state-or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing-schools making the fastest progress in their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. 

Dr. Celeste Bowler, Assistant Superintendent of East Providence Schools, Stephen Prew, Principal of Kent Heights School, and Fatima Avila, Former Principal of Kent Heights School, will represent Kent Heights School at a two day awards ceremony in Washington D.C., to celebrate their hard-won achievements. 

For more information about Kent Heights School, please contact the Superintendent of Schools, Kathryn M. Crowley, at 401-431-4640.  For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit

View media coverage on the naming of Kent Heights School:

East Providence Patch

East Providence Reporter

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